Well, I never saw this coming: Adam Sandler’s latest exercise in puerile nastiness appears to be the biggest piece of crap since … well, since Jack and Jill way back in 2011.
Oh wait. I did see it coming. I know we still have half a year to go, but That’s My Boy appears to have an excellent shot at being the worst movie of 2012. I can hardly wait to award myself that Chili’s gift card.
Excerpts from a few of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes:
“most loutish, annoying character he’s come up with since “Little Nicky.”
“cruel and unusual punishment…”
“Sandler hits a new low.”
“This may be the most loathsome film of the year.”
You get the picture. Thus far, it’s sitting at about 20 percent. That’s from the critics. Viewers are rating it about 70 percent. If that seems wrong, just ask yourself what sort of person might pay good money to see an Adam Sandler film. There’s your explanation. These people don’t set the bar real high.
I had this one rated 2nd worst…..I ‘might’ of known better, but the Chili’s prize had me rethinking my answer.
Dave Knadler says
Yes, that kind of potential reward could sway anyone’s thinking.
John H. says
Wow – even Adam Sandler fans think it’s only so-so?!
To some degree, I don’t blame him for making these kind of movies. Would Rick Moranis have been able to get rich if he turned down all those “Honey, I…” sequels? Would I myself turn down several million bucks to spend a couple of months making a movie that I knew would be an insult to every viewer? Probably I would take the money. But would I do it more than once? I like to think I would not.
Dave Knadler says
Hey, at this point in my life, I’d do it every time. I’d do Big Mama sequels into the triple digits. Unfortunately, those offers are not coming in.